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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
wildfire flares up in the middle of los angeles. hundreds of homes in the wealthy neighborhood of bel air at risk. and new fears that the scorching weather today will only make this thing worse. >>> royal fight back. the palace is now suing the french magazine that took those topless photos of kate middleton. this, as an italian magazine is set to publish them. meanwhile, the royal couple is out this morning, facing the public half around the world. >>> and the stowaway. and how did this cat slip into a suitcase, slip past security, and fly almost 1,000 miles with nobody noticing? the abc news exclusive interview with bob-bob the stowaway cat. >>> we launched a major effort to score that interview with bob-bob. that's coming up in just a few minutes. >>> we also have news this morning. high anxiety at college campuses across the country. three campuses completely evacuated. students told to get out of the buildings because of bomb threats. are these incidents connected? >>> and we all know what a bucket list is, the things you check off before you want to die. but check out this guy. he t
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm PDT
center, griffith observatory, los angeles city hall, and the nasa jet propulsion laboratory, queen mary, malibu beach, long beach aquarium. she was everywhere you can just watch it forever. >> this is the los angeles skyline. >> endeavor touched down at los angeles international airport today. and rob hays was there for the landing. >> the arrival at l.a.x. was an audible one. from a tarmac buzz... to a burst of applause. to lmz this. into is a humming of the scene from star trek. by the fly buy bimade it final. and the days soaring through space or across the skies are over. but it days of inspiring will continue at california science center. >> admission is free. go see the space shuttle. it's going to inspire a lot of kids to imagine what they can do and fwoitsing to inspire a lot of people to think what we can do when we're constructive, and not destructive. >> the pop pomp and circumstance emphasizing excitement of landing in los angeles. later tonight when the sun is start stog-to-set, and things have settled down, that is when this massive crane will swing into action. >> th
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Sep 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
news at >>> breaking news we're following is in los angeles. a wildfire erupted in the hills above sepulveda pass on the east side of interstate 405. there is lots of smoke, blistering heat and windy conditions are fanning flaips, fire officials say the fire burning through two acres of brush near the getty center art museum. it's closed as a precaution. the fire is approaching several large homes. we'll monitor this throughout the hour and bring updates here on abc 7 news at 4:00. >> there is serious online shop goinging noncalifornia. consumers bri tri to beat a law that begins charging taxes on most internet purchases. the law taxes take affect at midnight. shoppers can save between 7% to 9% by charging items through this evening. and state officials say the new law brings in $100 million in new revenue during the first year, just from the purchases alone. the board of he saigs hired 35 new auditors and collect dwrorz hand qlel this wind fall. >> business news, stark warnings from the obama administration. but first another victory for apple. and we're live with the rofrt. >> an
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Sep 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
her way from omaha to santa monica. she arrived in los angeles a few hours later. the f.a.a. is investigating. >>> a jail lock down from a case of tuberculosis was lifted. they locked down a section of the facility in redwood city to prevent a possible spread of the illness. two inmates were dying -- diagnosed with active cases of tb. the couple with over crowding conditions housed new inmates. the women who were infected were isolated and taken to an outside medical facility for treatment. >>> a saddening to the search for a retired san francisco firefighter who disappeared during a train trip to canada. the body of charlie dowd was found in nebraska. the san mateo man was traveling cross country to visit family when he vanished. amtrak officials believe he may have fallen from the train. his family is devastated, but they are grateful for the many prayers and support they received during their search. >>> a mu rine county man died in a bizarre climbing accident in utah. he lived in novato and he is a retired neurosurgeon at ucsf. he died on tuesday repelling down a canyon at z
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Sep 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
wildfire flares up in the middle of los angeles. hundreds of homes in the wealthy neighborhood of bel air at risk. and new fears that the scorching weather today will only make this thing worse. >>> royal fight back. the palace is suing the french magazine that took those topless photos of kate middleton. this as an italian magazine is set to publish them. meanwhile, the royal couple is facing the public half around the world. >>> and how did this cat slip into a suitcase, slip past security, and fly almost 1,000 miles with nobody noticing. the abc news interview with bob-bob the stowaway cat. >>> you know, there's a term of art in the news business, when we score a big interview, we call it the get. bob. bob the cat, a huge get here for "gma." >> he's not a small cat. that's a hard cat to miss. >> cat who loves its owner. >>> we have news this morning. high anxiety across college campuses across america. three campuses evacuated. students told to get out of the buildings because of bomb threats. >> 150 buildings on that campus. a big story there. >>> we know what a bucket list is. ginger
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Sep 13, 2012 1:40am PDT
throwing stolen money out the window. >> an awesome video in los angeles. home of so much make believe this was not fiction as abc's nick watt reports it was fact. >> reporter: in that speeding black suv, four guys who just robbed a bank in santa clarita. the cops hot on their tail, a chase topping 100 miles an hour. so far, so l.a. then this bundles of cash thrown from the back seat as the car raced through town. people rushed into the streets to scoop up the money. >> see people diving into the street to get the cash. >> reporter: look at that again, they're throwing money out the window? what is this, robin hood? >> you can see all the pedestrians out here. >> reporter: word got out. crowd got thicker. cheering benevolent bandits. >> this is all evidence. >> reporter: the third high-speed chase in l.a. this week. monday a suspected drug dealer actually got away. a rare occurrence. >> he crashed. >> reporter: the suspected murderer cornered, opened up on the cops with an ak-47. >> he has got the weapon in his hand. looks look he want down. ak-47. trying to return fire. >> rep
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Sep 15, 2012 1:05am PDT
burning in los angeles near the get tees center art museum. it is east of interstate 405 in the hills above sepulveda pass. two aircraft known as super scoopers dropped water on the flames. this fire broke out short low after 3:30 and quickly moved uphill toward a residential cul-de-sac in bel-air. no homes have been damaged though. the fire has charred about70 acres so far. >>> we are learning more about the monterey man under arrest in connection with the death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in san benito county. lawrence jones is in custody down in southern california. he is a professor at the naval postgraduate school in monterey. jones is the victim's ex-husband. she was still living with him. her body was left in a wooded area in san benito county. officers executed a search warrant at her home in monterey and determined she was killed there before her body was transported. >>> a gritty oakland neighborhood plagued by prostitutes and johns is celebrating the closing of two motels notorious for their link to the sex trade. neighbors and merchants in that area are for
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Sep 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
out of a hollywood heist, but it played out in real life in los angeles today, two men in ski masks, armed and dangerous, they kidnap a bank manager and strap what the woman is told is a bomb to her waist. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: east los angeles, 0830. the drama begins to unfold. the manager of this bank of america, you can see her there, carefully walking out of the bank, there's a bomb strapped to her stomach. >> she was told it was explosives, and she was ordered to go into the bank, take out all the money. >> reporter: she told police, the robbers kidnapped her last night and forced her to play that terrifying part in that audacious heist. that is the bank manager's car being taken away for further investigation. the bank manager herself is being questioned by the fbi. the bomb squad using a robot to detonate the device is still unclear whether it was genuine. there are echoes of that fatal robbery in pennsylvania in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into a bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck and walked out with $8,700. the bomb later exploded killing hi
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
ii. san diego freeway where a ten mile stretch of freeway linking west los angeles and the san fernando valley is shut down. it's one of the world's busiest freeways. demolition crews are tearing down a bridge. they have until monday morning to clear away the debris and build a new one. the contractor faces huge penalties if the work isn't done in time for monday morning's commute. we will keep an eye on it and let you know how the job is pro grossing. -- pro grossing. breaking news in vallejo. a fire has damaged the law offices of davis. a fire broke out this morning right across from the sonano superior courthouse. firefighters knocked it down quickly and nobody injured by officials say the fire is suspicious and they are calling in arson investigators. after hearing about the fire, the mayor arrived at the scene appearing visibly shaken by what was going on. he offices there with another attorney. it's considered a crime scene and that's all fire officials are saying right now. families in novato are remembering a young student struck by an suv and killed two days ago as she
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Sep 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> weapon in his hand. >>> tense situation in los angeles as police chase a murder suspect. >>> popular supplement researchers the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. for shining results, finish dishwasher cleaner. try resolve easy clean to deep clean your carpets. just 3 easy steps for beautifully clean carpets. it removes 3 times more dirt than vacuuming alone. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. >>> welcome back. mid 70s to 80 around the bay mid to upper 60s along the coast into san francisco all of us will see sun by the afternoon even though we have thick clouds this morning. rest of the country first fall cool snap moving through the upper midwest, 69 minneapolis, 64 denver 80s up and down the eastern seaboard. we don't have organized areas of severe weather all major airports on the west coast on time. showers developing from minute -- check out our flight tracker any time you need it, abc7news.com. >>> huge turn-out in lafayette last night to cel
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Sep 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
taking off again for los angeles. >> all right. >>> time, now, for the weather across the nation. all that rain clearing out in the northeast, except for a few lingering showers in maine. scattered thunderstorms in florida. showers in the upper midwest, from minneapolis to the canadian border. up to ten degrees warmer than normal in the pacific northwest. >> 76 in seattle. mostly 80s in the rockies and great plains. 70s from boston all the way down to atlanta. >>> and when we come back, what some people are doing today just to get a free doughnut. >>> and then, pink slips at a major airline. why american is ready to let thousands of mechanics and ground workers go. >>> and later, regis philbin, trading his morning retirement for a new gig. >>> welcome back. the belt-tightening at american airlines is under way. the bankrupt carrier has notified more than 11,000 workers they could lose their jobs. and it's cutting flights this fall. and with the pilots staging unofficial job actions, at least one travel writer says american is unreliable. and travelers should choose another airline. >>
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Sep 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
until the terms are agreed upon. >>> work use in los angeles have been angering some residents by chopping down hundreds of trees for a space shuttle. 400 ficus, pine and other trees that line the treats of l.a. are being removed so the enormous space shuttle can be removed from the l.a. airport through inglewood to the california science center. endeavour will make the trip next month the center will plant 800 trees to make up for the loss. some residents say no amount can make up for the shade and beauty of the lost trees. >>> san francisco supervisors refused to other turn their vote approving a 134 unit condo project. the issue now goes to voters on the november ballot. the project is located in the waterfront area north of the ferry bidding. supervisors approved it in june with a provision to increase the height limit from 84 feet to 136 feet. opponents gathered more than 30,000 signatures to qualify the referendum to overturn the height limit. the project will remain on hold until after next year's elections. >>> encouraging news from doctors about a firefighter who suffered
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Sep 20, 2012 1:05am PDT
endeavor is expected to fly over on friday on route to its final stop in los angeles. tonight it is in houston, texas. it took off from the kennedy space center this morning. it is always a dramatic image as it piggybacks its way to its destination. bay area viewing parties are being held at the berkeley lawrence halve science and the explore for yum and moffet field. we have specifics on when you can see it. we expect it to pass over at 8:30 on friday morning. the question is will the weather cooperate? sandhya patel is back with the full forecast. >> to see or not to see, dan. that is the question. and as shuttle endeavor makes its way up to the state capital first from edwards air force base and then veers out to the bay area, you will run into low clouds on friday morning near the golden gate bridge and around the oakland area. by the time it makes its way toward moffet field, thas saw aimes research center, the clouds will be parting and the marine layer is expected to be shallow by friday morning. i am keeping my fingers crossed. we would love to see your pictures so don't forget
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Sep 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
angeles. the endeavour is set to be permanently displayed at california science center in los angeles. it will be bolted to the top of a modified jumbo jet when it leaves kennedy space center it will stop in houston and edwards air force base in southern california. friday morning it will fly over move fit field in mountain -- in moffett field in mountain view. >> i love to see that. >> we should be able to, right mike? >> going to be close in the south bay, a better chance than up near san francisco, probably going to be cloudy friday morning, hopefully that will change they are coming in 9:00 -- >> right now it looks okay. >> right now, exactly. right now it is sunny outside. san francisco friday morning, who knows, san jose, excuse me, friday morning going to be a tough one. you may want to if go to the south bay to make sure. vollmer peak towards the west all the clouds racing back to the coast even then pockets of sun develops this afternoon. live doppler 7 hd nothing in the way of rain, it is dry. you can see how quickly the clouds are dissipating still in the sonoma valley, a few c
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Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
los angeles airport until its move to its permanent home at the california science center. >>> well, time, now, for the weather from across the nation. it will be a messy commute along the east coast, with strong storms bringing rain, hail, high winds and the threat of a tornado. inland cities could see up to four inches of rain and flash flooding. pleasant and sunny, though, on the west coast. >> fall arrives a few days early in the midwest, with chicago and fargo near 60. phoenix, very close to the average at about 100 degrees. >>> now, when we come back, a new weapon in the weight loss war. >>> also ahead, do not call complaints are soaring. and guess which tops the list. >>> and later a voice-activated popcorn launching machine, changing the snack world, one kernel at a time. @ >>> welcome back. the fed is out with an answer to high unemployment, confidence. a new federal reserve study says the jobless rate would be about 7% instead of over 8%, if consumers had less doubt about the economy and spent more. the report says uncertainty has tacked on one to two points in the jobless
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Sep 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
for weather-related delays in just a couple of cities, phoenix and los angeles. >>> and back to the news this morning, and a scene drawing some outrage reaction online. >> this video posted of visitors to yellowstone national park as they encountered a massive wild bison. now, instead of protecting the children, at least one adult apparently egged the child on coaxing him to get closer and closer until the bison charges. and that little kid is booking. nobody was hurt. >> what a dumb move. >> yeah. bad parenting 101. >> are you kidding me, wow. >>> and another close call. this one in florida, at least a dozen animal control officers and cops came to the scene in stanford, trying to catch a monkey on the lam. it ran from home to home and actually bit two people. the monkey finally came back on its own. it's actually the second time the animal has escaped when caged in the past. time for a new cage. >>> a wandering bear created quite a traffic hazard. in los angeles over the weekend. all lanes in both directions of the 210 freeways were closed. as a crew from the department of game an
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Sep 22, 2012 1:05am PDT
. mrs. romney was on her way from omaha to santa monica. she arrived in los angeles a few hours later. the f.a.a. is investigating. >>> a jail lock down from case of tuberculosis was lifted. they locked down a section of the facility in redwood city to prevent a possible spread of the illness. two inmates were dying -- diagnosed with active cases of tb. the couple with over crowding conditions housed new inmates. the women who were infected were isolated and taken to an outside medical facility for treatment. >>> a saddening to the search for a retired san francisco firefighter who disappeared during a train trip to canada. the body of charlie dowd was found in nebraska. the san mateo man was traveling cross country to visit family when he vanished. amtrak officials believe he may have fallen from the train. his family is devastated, but they are grateful for the many prayers and support they received during their search. >>> a mu rine county man died in a bizarre climbing accident in utah. he lived in novato and he is a retired neurosurgeon at ucsf. he died on tuesday repelling down
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
spend the weekend here. monday, she leaves for los angeles and then, back to burma. in san francisco, abc7 news. [chanting]. >> outside the ceremony, burmese muslims called on the leader to raise her voice against genocide and discrimination. they claim tens of thousands of muslims have died in nearly 100,000 have been displacedplacd denied food and shelter. the muslims came to burma from bangladesh. they accuse the mayan mar government of discriminating against them because of their dark-skinned color and religion. christopher stevens, the late ambassador to libya and grad here was killed this month in an attack on the u.s. cancalate in libbia. initial reports blamed it on an american-made anti-muslim film. but further investigation revealed that terrorists were behind the murder. stevens was honored in a moment of silence before the cal/arizona game and a memorial fund has been established in his name. the imlufs came-- the gloves came off in a heated debate this weekend. he opposes measure "n," which moore and the progressive alliance supports, it would charge merchant who is sell
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
the sun comes up after appearing to get the upper hand last night. this is in los angeles east of interstate 405 in the hills above a pass near the getty center art museum. two aircraft known at super scooper dropped water on the planes last night. the fire broke out about 3:30 yesterday afternoon and moved up hill toward a cul-de-sac in bellaire. no homes have been damaged. the fire has charred about 70 acres so far and is 40% contained. >>> we are learning more about the man under arrest in connection with the death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in san benito county last week. 69-year-old laura jones ever monterey is in custody down in southern california. he's a professor of the graduate school in monterey. the victim's ex-husband, she was still living with him. her body was left in a wooded hear in san benito county. officers executed a search warrant and determined she had been killed at her home before her body was transported. >>> a gritty oakland neighborhood plagued by cross statutes is celebrating the closing of two motels link today the sex trade. neighbor
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> in los angeles right now drivers are being told to stay off the road had. this is a live picture of the san diego freeway where a ten mile stretch of freeway linking west los angeles and the san fernando valley is shut down. it's one of the world's busiest freeways. demolition crews are tearing down a bridge. they have until monday morning to clear away the debris and build a new one. the contractor faces huge penalties if the work isn't done in time for monday morning's commute. we will keep an eye on it and let you know how the job is pro grossing. >>> a family is remembering a young student, struck by an s.u.v. as she road her bike home from school. she was 12-year-old and moved with her family from new mexico last month. hundreds of people mourned her loss last night. we have more. >> novato showed its grief and support for the rat live family friday night at the high school in novato. about 300 came to join in a vigil and a moment of high sense for the 12-year-old. a tearful mom was hugged by friends and family. angela spoke to us off-camera about her daughter. >> in the twe
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Sep 17, 2012 11:35pm PDT
. it was that time in los angeles there was about 25 paparazzi photographer, now there's close to 300. >> and outside britain, the shadow of diana means less. . a story of princess diana dying is a story about a drunk driver and driver high on pills. they were not change the car, they were following the car. >> reporter: today kate and william in were met in the solomon islands by bare-breasted dancers. c. >> just a beautiful couple in the south of france, and kate is the girl next door. >> reporter: at most, "closer" magazine faces a $13,000 fine. for the royals it's all about drawing a line in the sand. >> william is so keen to show this type of story will simply not be tolerated. he's looking ahead to the future. >> reporter: a french judge will declare to slap an injunction on "quo "closer" spreading further and wider. but this battle for kate's privacy has just begun. >> it is not over yet. our thanks to nick watt. next up from ed sullivan to the star-studded walls of sat night live. barbara walters talks to tina fey about the best tv shows of our generation, next. ♪ ♪ ♪ [
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
pride day would be observed next sunday, and that coyons yids with events in los angeles and boston. none of them formally recognizes bisexual pride. >> it's official, yahoo closed it's deal with alibaba giving back a large chunk of the stake in the company. alibaba buying back 20% of the stake in the company meaning a wind fall for yahoo to the tune of $7.6 billion. the ceo is thinking of using money to revive the company by by hiring new talent. yahoo going to keep another 20% stake. >> fda has released a diet drug to help obese people lose weight that is made by a company located in mountain view. and this sounds promising. >> yes. it's the second diet drug approved this year and so far showing good results. there is a this is another drug working to reduce ravings, patients lost an average of 10% of their body weight. this does need ton used in conjunction with an exercise program and healthy quiet. >> i have done diet asks exer sichls have have done weight watchers and never helped me. i went from a size 14 into a size six. made fee feel great its available through mail order a
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
wildfire burning near los angeles. the williams fire started yesterday in the angeles national forest, burning about six square miles so far. only 5% contained. it did threaten homes and officials kept an order in place and there is about 25 acres in the naggal for yeast president obama is in louisiana right now, getting a look at the damage left behind by hurricane isaac. the president greeted by louisiana governor, then traveled to st. john the baptist parish, bun of the hardest-hit communities. the storm just a category one but left behind damage far out of proportion to its strength. >> my vehicle, my home, my motor bike. i lost everything. what i have with me now is actually what i own. >> and hundreds of thousands had no air conditioning for six days and just north of new orleans, an area expected to craft today which means hopes are still in danger of flooding tonight tonight. >> coming up sandhya patel her eye on another tropical storm. >> and as we take a look there is tropical storm john may factor into your forecast. >> thank you very much. and the dog called to cuti
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Sep 19, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the big show sunday at the emmys at 5:00 p.m. eastern, i'm rachel smith in los angeles. >> there is the emmy commercial and red carpet arrivals and then, the 54th annual prime time emmy awards right here followed by an encore presentation from 8:00 until 1:00. >> the president is joking and he jay-z have a lot in common attending a fund-raiser in new york hosted by jay-z and his wife, mr. obama said they share a special bond because quote we both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. the president said there could be not be a better role model for girls adding michelle, sasha and malia were disappointed they were not able to make the he convenient president obama gave a newlywed couple a gift after nearly crashing their wedding. it was set for september 1 in a farm near des moines, the same day and place the president was holding a rally. and the president left the couple a wedding gift, a silver tray, a mint julep cup and a hand written note. >> congratulations on the wedding we wish you a great life together. barack obama. >> just our luck we're like oh, yeah.
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
that, too there is nasa transporting the space shuttle to a museum in los angeles. and during this journey it will do low level fly overs past urban areas to so folks can see it. thursday, september 20th passing over moffett field and go over san francisco, and other california cities. stay tuned for the details on the exact time the flyover will take place. we'll try to keep you posted where werk see it fun to seerks right. >> tonight here on abc 7 news the government's latest unemployment numbers and impact they could have on who will occupy the white house next year. >> and there is clint eastwood explains points he was trying to make in the republican national convention. >> and olympic swimmer making a big splash this weekend. his campaign to ensure safety of your kids in the pool. abñcús >>. >>> new unemployment numbers have cast a shadow over president obama's acceptance speech, 96,000 new jobs were created last month, 35,000 fewer than expected. the rate fell but only because a lot of people save up looking. u.s. work force has fallen to the lowest level in 31 years. ther
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Sep 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
los angeles. drama. >> i'm going to say it, i'm going with an upset, "breaking bad." >> wow, not my homeland, ouch. >> what about comedy. >> what do you think? i think it's going be a three-peat for "modern family." they are delivering the funny, can't go wrong with "modern family." >> and with "modern family" who are the two winners? >> clearly the odds are in modern family favors. of the gents, i say eric stonestreet. and for actress, i would have to say, julie bowen, i think it's going to be a repeat for her. i don't see her passing along that torch to her co-worker sofia vergara. >> you heard it first, rachel smith. >> big risk this morning. >> i am. we'll find out tomorrow. >> thank you, rachel. >>> you can watch our own lara spencer and josh elliott co-hosting the emmys on the red carpet. join us tomorrow morning for our huge "good morning america" emmys afterparty. exclusive interviews with the winners. >>> thanks for watching this morning. we're always online at abcnews.com. george will be here with "this week." thanks, everybody. see you later. @
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
permanently at the california science center in los angeles. astronaut mark kelly asked for a special fly by of tucson, arizona on the way here for his wife, the wounded congress woman, gabrielle giffords can see it one more time. >> hundreds cheered the shuttle arrival in houston, and in mountain view, police estimate 8,000 people will try to see it on friday, and they encourage to take mass transit or carpool. nasa says it's reached its cap on parking passes. >> and friday morning is going to be flown to the state capitol in sacramento and going to make a pass over the east bay starting in hayward at about 8:30 in the morning then going to circle the golden gate bridge skb do a low pass fly by over nasa ames research center whereas nauts were trained to pilot that shuttle. >> bay area air pass has been closed for the fly overbut we think and hope to be able to get you good shots. so tune in friday. >> we hope fog will cooperate. >> and still to come tonight here on abc 7 news, a deadly chemical nound a common staple of the diet. we're going to have a recommendation whether t
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
racial divide in the great outdoors. >> and this breaking news is happening in los angeles. a wildfire in an area near the hollywood hills this, blaze has burned 10 acres near interstate 405. more than 100 firefighters are on the lines as you can see here, battling flames. and heat is intense, temperatures there surpassing 100 degrees. >> officials say they're lucky winds are relatively mild. you can see a water drop taking place there. there is a mild winds and you can see this is a difficult task on a hillside. there is a lot of traffic impacted nearby. there is a chance the fire could still threaten homes in the bell air area going back to live pictures now. the getty center has been evacuated and as have several synagogues. we've been keeping track since our 4:00 news. good evening, everybody i'm larry beil. >> and there is federal agents monitoring occupy pro testors turned out to be true. fbi released some records of surveillance so far from all of them. there is where we are live with more on this for us. >> this coming monday, basically marks a one-year anniversary of the first
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm PDT
together in los angeles. each condemned the film as well as violence that followed. >> we cannot allow the action of a few fanatical individuals to define our communities. >> when an ignorant person targets you? say this and leave. these will be the teachings more honoring if you follow to the name of the prophet rather than getting into the frenzy. >> both leaders expressed condolences to families of the four americans killed in libya last week. including ambassador chris stevens who grew up in piedmont. >> and the man behind the film lives in cerritos. >> to presidential politics now tonight mitt romney trying to deflect charges he doesn't care about average americans and the president announce aid new action against china. and there is romney in los angeles today, a sid vo showing him telling wealthy donors half believe they're entitled to support. and in los angeles saying the president only reacted after his ad suggest jobs were being lost to china. >> if i knew all it would have taken was running an ad, boy have run one a long time ago. >> the president says romney outsourc
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Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
across the region. now we go to my colleague david wright in los angeles on who is behind this film. >> reporter: lama, a very long fuse appears to have ignited this controversy and it's not at all clear where it leads. today we started by looking for sam bacile, who is quoted, claiming to be the writer, director of this video. he described himself as an israeli-american real estate developer to the wall street journ journal, now in hiding for fear of his life. but sam bacile is a deadend, no public records at all. apparently a fake name. >> my name is steve, s-t-e-v-e, last name is klein, k-l-e-i-n. this man claims to have consulted on the movie but there's no real proof of his involvement. >> who is sam bacile? >> good question. i don't know sam that well. >> reporter: another deadend. tonight he said he managed the production company for this film, suppose with the associated press and he's been reported to have trouble with the law known as different aliases. one final mystery, it appears that someone, not clear who, translated the english language trailer in a dialect of the ar
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Sep 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
out with his family. his attorney says he voluntarily went with the los angeles county sheriff's deputies and he was questioned. investigators are looking into his activities since he was convicted of financial crimes. his film was partially shot in newhall, north of downtown l.a. his company, media for christ, is locked up. >>> the bodies of the four americans who died in the violence sparked by that movie are back on american soil this morning. ambassador chris stevens of piedmont are among those killed at the attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya. ♪ >> a military procession escorted their coffins to ceremonies in maryland. president obama called 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. secretary of state hillary clinton new him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant, and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after yesterday's ceremonies, the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher stevens' funeral are pending. >>> this
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Sep 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
against the los angeles dodgers last night to highway patrol officer kenyon youngstrom. the team held a moment of silence to honor his service and sacrifice. officer youngstrom was killed in a shootout tuesday in alamo. the gunman was shot to death by another officer. vic lee road with the chp along that same stretch of road. >> the outpouring of sadness and support from the public just keeps growing. here at the chp field officer where officer kenyon youngstrom works. >> i think it underscores in their mind, wow, these individuals are human beings just like me, they are connected to family, they are connected to friends. >> the officer sam morgan has been with the chp some 30 years. it's not the first time he's heard the radio call, an 11-99, officer down. every time the same reaction. >> your mind starts racing. sometimes your heart sinks. >> and when that officer dies -- >> each one, a piece of you goes with that individual. there's never a time where you say i'm over that. you just learn how to manage it. sometimes there are thoughts of anger, sometimes there are thoughts of sadne
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am PDT
loss of an actor who dominated daytime drama for two decades he died sunday if cancer in los angeles. he made his final appearance as edward quarter main in an episode that -- edward quarter man an episode last week. he was 84-years-old. >>> next, the giants lower the magic number to -- >> a's plans for new stadium may be in jeopardy. the decision they say they need from major league baseball now. >>> flying tomato in hot water. why olympic star shaun white has day in court. >> if you followed at amanda knox case you won't want to miss today's show. her ex-boyfriend, young italian man who found himself caught in the middle of the high profile mur mystery joins me to tell his sigh of the story. what happened that night in italy? that's toda "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> welcome back. looking being out from the roof cam -- looking out from the roof cam, beautiful morning nice shot overcast this morning little chilly, kristen doesn't like
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Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
are live from the red carpet in los angeles. >>> an elementary school principal arrested for selling drugs. i'm alan wang. >> and i'm ama dates. principal eric dean lewis was taken into custody early friday morning, and now school officials are scrambling to keep parents calm. john alston is live in santa clara tonight. john? >> principal eric lewis will not be coming to work at his office because he is at the santa clara county jail this evening. state agents conducted a sting operation when they got a tip he might be involved in drugs. and now school officials and parents are floored at the arrest. >> no idea. >> i am just shocked. that's why i came out here to find out what was going on. >> the man who was principal for the past seven years is under arrest for having methamphetamine for sale and offering to provide drugs. 42-year-old eric dean lewis was arrested at a cal train station. the department of justice said he planned to meet an undercover agent he contacted through a dating website. an interim principal had already taken over and lewis was put on unpaid administrative le
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
normal for the week ahead. 101 in fresno, but notice temperatures are down in los angeles after triple digit heat there. the high pressure begins to relax, so somecology there. 96 in vegas and 86 in reno. the winds slackening off there too so that's good news. 60s for the a's game. mid-60s to first pitch. and later on today at candlestick park, bring the layers. we will look for numbers in and around the 60-degree mark with breezy winds. 80 santa rosa. mill valley has the arts festival today, low 70s there. and burlingame. also low 70s for another outdoor arts festival. 64 in monterey. it will be cool and breezy there despite the sunshine. in the look ahead, temperatures just about the same as yesterday. maybe a couple degrees cooler. then by tomorrow and into the middle of the week, you will notice around the bay and inland the numbers come down to below average. we will look for the pattern to pretty much stay with us with not much change throughout the week ahead. you know, last week there wasn't much change either. >> so what's the deal on that? >> it's just september, reall
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
she heads for los angeles and then leaves for burma tomorrow. >>> authorities in los angeles say work is on schedule to reopen a ten-mile stretch of one of the world's busiest freeways in time for tomorrow morning's commute. this is a live look at interstate 405 over the pass connecting west l. a. to the san fernando valley. the freeway has been shut down since friday night while crews demolish an overpass. it's being called carmageddon 2 because of the potential to create a traffic nightmare throughout l.a. if work doesn't get finished in time. last year was carmageddon 1 and this time they say so far so good. here's a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> we had some fog yesterday. today we are still looking at warmer conditions. here's a look outside from the roof camera. temperatures in the lower 50s, fog at the coast. still clear around the bay. you get a glimpse of that full moon, almost full. we are talking about still upper 90s inland and warm temperatures to start the week. your forecast is next. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, the amazing a's do it again. another walk
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Sep 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
dedicated their game against the los angeles dodgers to highway ma troll man, scooted youngstrum he was killed. gunman was shot to death by another officer. vic lee rode with the chp along the same stretch of road. >> the outpouring of sadness and from the public keeps growing. here at chp field office where officer kenyon youngstrum worked. >> it underscores in their mind while the individuals are just like me they are connected to family and friends. >> sam morgan has been with the chp for 30 years. he it isn't the first time he heard a radio call. 1199. an officer down. >> your mind starts racing. >> when the officer dies.... >> each one a piece goes with that individual. there is never a point i'm over that. you just learn how to manage it. sometimes there is thoughts of anger. there is thoughts of sadness and all the emotions go. >> reporter: there is also personal reflections. she married with two children. >> reflections what if it was me. how would my wife and children handle it. how would my family respond. you are brought into sharper focus with your own mortality. you see how
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Sep 8, 2012 12:00am PDT
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
situation was safe enough for residents to go back home. >>> the "los angeles times" reports agents launched raids yesterday at several cannibus shops. more raids are likely to follow. warning letters have been sent out to 67 dispensaries. crackdown follows several raids in northern california in the past year including oakland. >>> new polls could be causing concern for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half m
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
. bloomberg business report coming up. >>> he has a weapon in his hand! >> the tense situation in los angeles as police chase a murderer suspect. >>> popular supplement researchers now say may not be the lifesaver that many think. >>> welcome back. look at the warmth inland 90 fairfield, antioch, 80s rest of the east bay valleys north bay and south bay mid 70s to near 80 bay mid to upper 60s coast into san francisco more sunshine than yesterday. flooding and thunderstorms subsiding in the southern parts of our state. going to get warmer palm springs 100, central valley mid to upper 90s, tahoe 75 today, clouds big sur and 68. >>> 5:48. huge turnout in lafayette last night to celebrate the life of brett olson, a college student who drowned in the sacramento river after he went missing for a week. 1,000 turned out at acalanes high to remember olson. his father expressed his astonishment at the way his community mobilized to try to find brett. he disappear during a labor day gathering. within the first four hours of posting it on facebook, 17,000 people joined the effort. eventually it ballooned to
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Sep 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
final flight before settling down in los angeles. yesterday morning thousands gathered by the bridge. i was over there, it was fantastic. the crowd enjoyed two fly byes at the golden gate. the second one had the subtle going right between the bridge's towers. wow! >> honestly, i was a bit emotional. i was tiered up a little a litt. it surprised me. >> the flight of a little more than a thousand miles will be among endeavour's most memorable, which is saying a lot since the shuttle traveled 100 million miles through space. let's take a live look at the endeavour right now in los angeles. the los angeles international airport. it received a big welcome home yesterday and that's going to be the home, los angeles. the shuttle will be kept there for several weeks before it begins a twelve mile ground trek to the california space center. that's going to be interesting. and once it gets to the space center it will become a permanent museum exhibit. our viewers took some great pictures of the flyover. check this out. john griffin had this shot of the subtle passing over his neighborhood. it loo
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Sep 20, 2012 4:30am PDT
into the marin county area back down over nasa ames. then final resting place in los angeles. >> today there will be a fly over, over tucson as well that special request by astronaut mark kelly the last commander of the endeavour. this is cool. we'll tell you more before it awries in california tomorrow. >> just waiting to takeoff. >>> big changes to talk about for bart. the plans for expansion in the east bay. why the new plan is a little different than what commuters thought they were getting. >>> dangling hundreds of feet in the air. the ride that turned into a frightening ordeal. >>> first, here's john muller with this morning's technology news. >> reporter: google maps lost on apple's ios 6, replacing the google app with a new one apple s. -- >> if you are using it in the car you can put it didn't in your cup holder and hear direction announced out loud for you as you drive. >> reporter: much safer than looking at a screen for directions. before friday's delivery of the iphone 5, htc and lg showing their new phones, two new models use windows phone 8, lg's runs on an older version
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
monster blaze looms above los angeles, out of control. in the gulf, floodwaters seem to go nowhere. isaac's misery spreading to the northeast today. >>> first lady's focus. a different message expected tonight from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the a
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the space shuttle will be a long one through streets of south los angeles at the price of 400 trees. crews are cutting down trees along the route from los angeles international airport to the california science center. residents along the route say having stumps instead of trees will lower property values. the science center promises to plant two new trees for everyone chopped down. >> the space shuttle will pass through the bay area and you can mark the date on the calendar. september 20th, the shuttle will do a low level fly over in mountain view. going to go over san francisco and other cities sou want to stay tuned. >> and cal al is now relying on emergency funding to pay for the soaring cost of fighting this year's unusual number of fires. all reserve fire engines have been staffed and there are the funds that were a last minute increase to the state budget. in 24 hours cal fire crews responded to 23 fires around the state. and started by 200 different lightning strikes. >> that is remarkable. >> we're looking at low risk of fire danger for the day. and heading into the weekend
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Sep 6, 2012 4:30am PDT
thunderstorms tahoe 75 yosemite 91, dry around palm springs, los angeles and san diego today. back home, clouds around the bay and out at the coast 50s there. temperatures near steady through the weekend. >>> santa cruz mountains highway 17 wee been following this big rig accident it happened last night 10:00, northbound lanes opened 1 a.m. this morning, southbound lanes remain closed bear creek road. the estimated time of opening is 5:00. terry mcsweeney will bely on the scene we'll get an update. for now detours in place. long way around would be half moon bay 92 up and over towards the san mateo area. elsewhere police activity in oakland, having eastbound 580 macarthur off-ramp closed "sig alert" in that area west macarthur closed between market and san pablo due to police activity asking that you stay away from that area in oakland. 101 northbound roadwork from golden gate bridge off and on repaving in the strawberry area and some of those northbound lanes remain closed until 6:00 this morning. live look at 80 berkeley light heading into the macarthur maze here's a live look at the
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Sep 19, 2012 11:00am PDT
northern california. -- fly bys in northern california. endeavour will go to a museum in los angeles all weather pending. >> above the fog, right? >> that depends on the marine layer is at that time looks 15 to 2,000 either it is going to fly unit or we are not going to see it. >> they can see it on tv we'll have it. >>> good point. step outside 11:20 haze around the east bay valleys. more pictures of the clouds being a little stubborn today from mount tamalpais down sausalito to san francisco. a few clouds around the bay even pockets of sun at the coast. reoccurring theme is dry even with the clouds it will be dry again tonight even with clouds coming back and fog in the north bay, 50s and 60s until you get to antioch 73. low to mid 60s bay and inland. sunshine is spreading quickly already today tempered by that sea breeze below average temperatures today and tomorrow, a brief warming trend friday and saturday try get back to average before another fall cool or cooling hits sunday temperatures back below average. san francisco 68 today, 71 we are not close today, oakland 75 normally, 66
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Sep 25, 2012 11:35pm PDT
potential. >> reporter: a very different version of reality tv. i'm david wright for "nightline" in los angeles. >> very different indeed the mormon bachelor. thanks, david for that. >>> just ahead. luxury steering, custom fabrics and a nearly $5,000 price tag. we go inside the world of high roller baby strollers. is right for me. you should try our coverage checker. it helps you see if you have too much coverage or not enough, making it easier to get what you need. [ beeping ] these are great! [ beeping ] how are you, um, how are you doing? i'm going to keep looking over here. probably a good idea. ken: what's a good idea? nothing. with coverage checker, it's easy to find your perfect policy. visit progressive.com today. at red lobster. there's so many choices, the guests love it! [ male announcer ] don't miss endless shrimp. try as much as you like, anyway you like. like new teriyaki grilled shrimp for just $14.99! my name is angela trapp, and i sea food differently. [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean. with tide pods. just one removes more stains than the 6 next lea
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
have been arrested in connection with the death. >> and right now, a wildfire erupted in los angeles in the hills above the sepulveda pass. blistering heat and windy conditions fanning flames and into bell air estates, officials say it's spreading through two acres of brush near the getty center. in who have closed as a prekaulgs. there are also approaching several large homes this, is right in the middle of the friday commute. traffic is more of a nightmare than usual. >> there is a couple dozen people gathered outside of the federal building. others drew chalk illus straigss at frank owowa plaza. this is just as aclu received 13 pages of surveillance. >> fbi has a long, sordid history of investigating political prot testors when there have been no suspicion of criminal wrong doing. we're qerned this may be occurring in present-daytimes. >> this shows the government was mainly concerned at demonstrations aimed at the port of oakland. >> and one group has come up with a solution. wayne freedman joins with us the story. >> there is a new twist on taking back our streets. there is where r
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
in charlotte in just moments. we're going to begin with the manhunt in los angeles right now for a gunman that claimed to kidnap a bank manager and tied a bomb around her waist during a daring bank robbery. you see aerial shots of it right now. at this hour, new questions are surfacing. one of them, was the manager actually involved in the plot all along? here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: the bank manager, allegedly ordered to rob her own bank. police say her nightmare began around 8:00 wednesday morning when the two men approached her outside her home as she was leaving for work. she told police the men ordered her to strap a device to her stomach and then drive to the bank >> she was told it was a bomb. >> reporter: fearing for her life, police say she did exactly as she was told, open the vaults and true bags of cash out the back door. the robbers who never set their foot in the building made their escape before cops and the bomb squad arrived on the scene. >> they very carefully removed that device from her body. >> reporter: a bomb squad robot detonated the device, which tu
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
bloody rites in the arab world is in jail today. the man was driven from u.s. district court in los angeles after a judge ruled him a flight risk. 55-year-old man was arrested earlier today for probation violation in 2010 bank fraud case. >> at public hearing tonight the san francisco city college board of trustee explained its 14.action plan for keeping the college open. it includes hiring new financial watch dog laying off faculty, closing or leasing some of the properties and refocusing on basic course work. state community college commission has given city college until march 15 to turn things around. >> we are trending warmer. sandy is here with the first check on the weather. >> yes. >> we'll get to you in a secon second. hang on we are coming to you. >> check out live doppler 7 hd we have fog out there. and that fog is already dropping the advice interest around parts of the bay area. monterey bay just over a mile. if we could good to doppler we show you half moon bay with visibility -- i'll toss it back to you. apparently they are having problems. >> if all right. we'll talk
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